In her continuing campaign for home construction methods to defend against wildfires, Sara Harrison Woodfield was recently nationally featured in a Weather Channel video describing the vulnerability of conventional wood framed home construction.
Harrison Woodfield pointed out that fire-engulfed wood frame homes are even greater threats to adjacent homes than the trees around them, as all the fuel ignited creates immense heat and major threats to fire spreading. She states non-flammable solid-wall construction can defend homes from such domino effects. As old homes continue to burn in California’s wildfires, new designs can prevent the constant fear of having to rebuild over and over.
Harrison Woodfield Architects is a leader in wildfire defense for home construction, and the firm is reluctant to design conventional wood construction for homes in wildfire prone areas.